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ISBN-10: 184803296X

ISBN-13: 9781848032965

ISBN-10: 1905862229

ISBN-13: 9781905862221

This ebook is for vegetable gardeners and nature-lovers far and wide. it's a 'grow your individual' handbook, a recipe ebook, and a shop of attention-grabbing observations approximately usual historical past within the backyard. the writer writes a deeply own account of the altering 12 months in line with his first-hand adventure and a true affection for his matters and locality. travelling week-by-week throughout the vegetable and fruit becoming calendar, this combination of useful recommendation, humour and data on and round the plot satisfies armchair gardeners and full-on nature fanatics alike. inspiration frightening, inspiring - sometimes not easy - it is a booklet that may be taken to mattress as an end-of-day muse; or get dogeared and soiled as a vital relief to cultivating and cooking home-grown meals.

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These are ancient creatures for whom evolution has not equipped a knowledge or fear of such unnatural environs. And so they sit there, gulping and blinking on an endless black lily-pad waiting, as only frogs do, for something to happen. And of course, something is always happening on the roads. The pause is only fleeting, a calm to be smashed by the fourwheeled storm that is crashing along even now with blinding illumination and a choking backwash. Main roads and local neighbourhoods alike are littered with tiny shattered bodies squashed flat or laid out on their backs with little legs 18 grasping thin air.

A draw (swan-necked) hoe is used to push and drag mounded soil from either side snugly around the haulms. Earthing up is an ongoing job as potatoes grow fast, and his Second Early Kestrel spuds will also need it done in the next day or two. Dirty Nails enjoys the look of freshly earthed-up tatties. Over the summer, his potato plot changes shape completely. The ridges and trenches gradually swap places until the entire bed is covered with dense foliage. Weeds are kept in check until then by the regular soil disturbance.

Thereupon the mass of dainty baby bodies exploded down and out like a miniature starburst, only regrouping slowly when the threat had passed. Hand-picking destructive molluscs has proved very successful. Worryingly high numbers have been gathered up and rehomed into the wilderness beyond the back wall. 47 A V E G E T A B L E G A R D E N E R ’S Y E A R RTY NAILS’ JOUR I D NA OM R L F TESS’S STORY T ess comes from East Dorset. As a tiny fox cub, she was found on a pig farm near Hurn. She lay, abandoned and lost, on a farm track.

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